|Posture - Wellcome Library|
This film highlights the principles of good posture, both standing and sitting, and the effect of posture on physique. The film consists of short sequences of young men in contemporary sports attire, standing or sitting against a dark background. Occasionally animated drawings are used to highlight the skeleton or muscle groups. Intertitles describe the aspects of each pose which are considered to be indicative of good posture, and which of bad...
Keywords: Orthopedics; Posture; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Posture; Medical students. Medical
Downloads: 332 (1 review)
|Living anatomical model - Wellcome Library|
This film acts as a demonstration of the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subject. 3 segments
Keywords: Anatomy; Muscles; Medical sciences; Anatomy; Muscles; Medical
|Five male acrobats - Wellcome Library|
Shows acrobats somersaulting, balancing etc. in order to demonstrate the action of muscles and functions of the locomotor system. 3 segments.
Keywords: Anatomy; UK; Anatomy; Medical sciences; Anatomy; Medical
|The story of the Wellcome Foundation Ltd - Wellcome Library|
This film sets the origins and growth for the Wellcome Foundation Ltd. and the Wellcome Trust in the context of the life and work of Henry S. Wellcome (1853-1936). After briefly describing his early life and adventures, the foundation of Burroughs Wellcome and Co. in 1880, and Wellcome's decision to make Britain rather than the U.S. his permanent base, the film goes on to examine each of his three main areas of activity in more detail: (1) The worldwide commercial expansion of Burroughs Wellcome...
Keywords: Wellcome Foundation Ltd; Charities -- history; Medical sciences; Charities -- history; Medical
|Acute appendicitis - Wellcome Library|
The story of a case prepared for lay audiences. Description of appendix general symptoms progress of appendicitis. 2 segments.
Keywords: Appendicitis; Appendix; Human physiology; Medical sciences; Appendicitis; Appendix; Medical
|Family doctor - Wellcome Library|
Dramatisation of the work of a general practitioner and his relationship with one family of patients. Includes a sequence where the doctor offers a female patient a cigarette in his surgery whilst they discuss divorce. The film illustrates some of the pressures a family doctor would be under at the time, and highlights that every patient is an individual. The elder GP speaks with some irony about the pressures on his time but his empathy and willingness to help patients reaps dividends in his re...
Keywords: Family Practice; Medical profession; Family Practice; Medical. Health care personnel
|First aid, life saving and resuscitation - Wellcome Library|
A demonstration of the approaches and holds used in the rescue of swimmers. Method of resuscitation and the use of the inhaler in case of gas poisoning. 3 segments.
Keywords: Resuscitation; Drowning; Swimming; Medical sciences; Resuscitation; Drowning; Medical
|Technique of intravenous injection of Stabilarsan - Wellcome Library|
Intravenous injection given with patient recumbent. Demonstration of type of syringe used - equipment on trolley and examination of ampoule of Stabilarsan and injection of patient. 2 segments.
Keywords: Injections; Arsphenamine; Medical sciences; Injections; Arsphenamine; Nurses. Medical students
|Breathing - Wellcome Library|
This film illustrates the many components of the respiratory system, from the nose and throat to the lungs, with the aid of many informative intertitles, illustrations, animations and examples using human models. 2 segments.
Keywords: Respiratory System; Respiratory systems; Respiratory System; Medical students. Medical
|Silas Mainville Burroughs : the missing story - Wellcome Library|
An overview of the life and work of Silas Mainville Burroughs (1847-1895), pharmacist and co-founder of the Burroughs Wellcome pharmaceutical company. Based on the Burroughs family papers formerly in the possession of Richard and Joan Stillwell, of Finchampstead, Berks., now held in the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, London...
Keywords: Drug Industry -- history; Medical sciences; Drug Industry -- history; Medical
|Postoperative dressings - Wellcome Library|
This is a sales film highlighting the many uses of Elastoplast in medicine. The film indicates that there was an accompanying publication. There are six titles in the series. This is the third, and shows how to apply Elastoplast to various post-operative wounds. 1 segment.
Keywords: Bandages; Medical sciences; Bandages; Doctors
|The five - Wellcome Library|
This highly entertaining animated film begins as a young girl settles down into bed to sleep after coming home from a party. One of her feet protrudes from under the bed cover and the toes come alive and discuss how painful they are after being cramped into ill-fitting shoes all day. The toes show in a series of flash-backs how they have been maltreated, and a dream shows how they would like to be treated - feet measured, shoes fitted and lots of time spent out of shoes and stockings...
Keywords: Foot; Public health; Foot; Medical
|Varicose conditions - Wellcome Library|
This is a sales film highlighting the many uses of Elastoplast in medicine. The film indicates that there was an accompanying publication. There are six titles in the series. This is the first, and deals with varicose ailments such as injection punctures and different types of ulcer. 3 segments.
Keywords: Ulcer; Bandages; Medical sciences; Ulcer; Bandages; Doctors
|Coopers Berkhamsted - Wellcome Library|
This film shows footage of workers from Cooper, McDougall & Robertson, manufacturers of agricultural pesticides etc. in Berkhamsted, interspersed with witty captions. The Wellcome Trust acquired the plant in 1959, though sold it again in 1992. Mainly we see them enjoying various leisure pursuits including reading the paper, playing cricket, fishing, playing tennis, watching performing animals at a Christmas circus, celebrating Christmas day, playing bowls, women exercising in bathing costumes, t...
Keywords: Workplace; Industrial plants; Leisure; Workplace; Medical
|Cruel kindness - Wellcome Library|
This extremely enjoyable film, which contains excellent footage of late 1960's home life, attitudes to food and meal times, addresses obesity in children. A female GP narrates the story of three children who are overweight for their age stressing that although there may be some inherited causes of their obesity, it is mostly due to over-feeding on the part of the parents, what the GP calls a cruel kindness...
Keywords: Obesity; Pediatrics; Obesity; Pediatrics; Obesity; Pediatrics; Medical
|Treatment of varicose veins and their complications - Wellcome Library|
Demonstrates methods of treating varicose conditions of the leg. Daily varicose vein clinic. Selection of cases for bandaging and/or ligature. Ligature of internal and external saphenous veins. Bandaging clinic. 7 segments.
Keywords: Varicose Veins; Cardiology; Human physiology; Medical sciences; Varicose Veins; Cardiology; Medical students
|Proud years - Wellcome Library|
A film which shows how practical steps can be taken to encourage old people to lead useful lives despite old age, illness or injury. The film begins with a series of elderly people describing their active lives. The film shows the case study of Mrs Lewis, partially paralysed by a stroke, and how she becomes more active again. Other elderly people are shown and it is pointed out that having a strong will and a desire to fight to recover are two of the most important factors in keeping an elderly ...
Keywords: Physical Therapy Modalities; Stroke; Rehabilitation; Geriatrics; Geriatrics; Medical sciences; Physical Therapy Modalities; Stroke; Rehabilitation; Geriatrics; Medical
|Introduction to acute inflammation - Wellcome Library|
Comprehensive presentation of the simple phenomena and pathology of inflammation. Designed for showing at the end of the clinical students first lecture on the subject. 3 segments.
Keywords: Pathology; Inflammation; Furunculosis; Suppuration; Medical sciences; Pathology; Inflammation; Furunculosis; Suppuration; Medical students
|Technique of taking blood specimen for serological test - Wellcome Library|
Shows the preparation of the syringe exclusion of spirit or antiseptic. A fully equipped trolley is displayed. The position of the patient and the preparation of the arm are highlighted. 1 segment.
Keywords: Hematology; Serologic Tests; Blood; Medical sciences; Hematology; Serologic Tests; Blood; Medical students. Nurses
|The human factor - Wellcome Library|
This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame...
Keywords: Accidents, Occupational; Health education; Medical sciences; Safety education; Occupational safety; Health services; Accidents, Occupational; Medical
Downloads: 1,608 (1 review)
|Full circle - Wellcome Library|
Referred to as a 'spoken film' in the opening credits, this is an animated film which looks quite dramatically at the origins of human civilisation, the development of city living and the possibility of over-population in the future leading to the collapse of civilsed life. Narration is provided by Ian Richardson, Nancy Marchand, Earle Hyman, Carlos Montalban and Maya Chadda. 3 segments.
Keywords: Family Planning Services; Contraception; Medical Sciences; Public health; Family Planning Services; Contraception; Medical
|Foxgloves in medicine - Wellcome Library|
After briefly outlining the work of William Withering (1741-1799) and Sir James Mackenzie (1853-1925) on the use of digitalis in the treatment of heart disease, the film describes the chemical composition and medicinal properties of the crystalline glycosides found in the leaves of the common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), and shows how digoxin is extracted from the leaves of the white Danubian foxglove (Digitalis Lanata)...
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Heart Diseases -- drug therapy; UK; Medical sciences; Medicine -- History; Heart Diseases -- drug therapy; Medical
|X-ray studies of the joint movements - Wellcome Library|
This film illustrates the scope and value of this form of x-ray examination, especially in case records. The film comprises of a series of x-ray sequences showing movement of the fingers and thumbs, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles and feet. 2 segments.
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Radiography; Cineradiography -- history; Medical Science; Medical equipment; Medicine -- History; Radiography; Cineradiography -- history; Medicine
|Vision : the structure of the eye - Wellcome Library|
A propaganda film to encourage care of eyesight. The structure of the eye is shown though models and diagrams and an outline of eye defects and their correction is given. 1 segment.
Keywords: Eye; Ophthalmology; Myopia; Hyperopia; Medical sciences; Ophthalmology; Eyesight; Eye; Ophthalmology; Myopia; Hyperopia; Medical
|Control of bleeding - Wellcome Library|
This black and white, silent film shows the movements of blood circulation and demonstrates pictorially how a haemorrhage can be brought under control by pressure over the wound and pressure points. 2 segments.
Keywords: Emergency Medicine; Hemorrhage; Blood; Medical sciences; Emergency Medicine; Hemorrhage; Blood; Medical students
|The life cycle of the tsetse fly - Wellcome Library|
The twenty-two species of blood-feeding tsetse fly are found only in tropical Africa - all can carry the trypanosome parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) in man and Nagana in cattle and other domesticated animals.This film gives a detailed account of the life-cycle of the tsetse fly, with special reference to Glossina morsitans. The fly does not lay eggs but gives birth to one living larva at a time, which burrows into the earth and pupates...
Keywords: Tsetse Flies -- growth & development; Trypanosomiasis, African; Medical sciences; Tsetse Flies -- growth & development; Trypanosomiasis, African; Medical
|Stone age tools : prehistoric stoneworking techniques - Wellcome Library|
A demonstration by M. Leon Coutier, archaeologist and former President of the Societe Prehistorique Francaise, of his technique for making replicas of Palaeolithic tools and weapons, including hand-axes, scrapers, gravers and flint arrowheads. Filmed at the former Institute of Archaeology, Regent's Park, London in June 1947. An important archeological record. 2 segments.
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Archaeology -- history; Medical Science; Medicine -- History; Archaeology -- history; Medical
|Development of a bird embryo - Wellcome Library|
A review of the surface of the developing bird, with shots of the blood system under the microscope. Diagrams explain the development of the chick embryo. Techniques of dissection and observation are shown. We see the appearance of the bird at 1.5, 2.5, 3, 5, 6, and 8 days 1 day before hatching. The formation of membranes is also shown. 3 segments.
Keywords: Embryology; Birds -- embryology; Embryos; Medical sciences; Embryology; Birds -- embryology; Medical students
|Reduction and treatment of a fractured finger - Wellcome Library|
Application of wire splint in hyper-extension under local anaesthesia. Reduction of fracture by bending splint. X-ray pictures before and after reduction. 1 segment.
Keywords: Orthopedics; Finger Injuries; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Finger Injuries; Doctors
|Reduction and treatment of fracture of the clavicle - Wellcome Library|
A black and white, silent film showing the reduction of a fracture by abduction of the shoulder girdle from the chest, under local anaesthesia. A clavicle splint is applied. X-ray pictures before and after reduction are shown and movement is free after four weeks. 1 segment.
Keywords: Orthopedics; Clavicle -- injuries; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Clavicle -- injuries; Surgeons
Downloads: 113 (1 review)
|Sir Robert Jones - Wellcome Library|
Prof. Bryan McFarlane and Sir Harry Platt hold a conversation about Sir Robert Jones, the pioneering orthopaedic surgeon. 3 segments.
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Orthopedics; Medical sciences; Medicine -- History; Orthopedics; Doctors
Downloads: 100 (2 reviews)
|Injuries major and minor - Wellcome Library|
This is a sales film highlighting the many uses of Elastoplast in medicine. The film indicates that there was an accompanying publication. There are six titles in the series this is the second. The treatment of various minor injuries is described and demonstrated finger wounds, chillblains, scalp injures, post-operative incisions and head injuries, abrasions and gravel rash. 1 segment.
Keywords: Wounds and Injuries; Medical sciences; Wounds and Injuries; Doctors
|Sufficiency and insufficiency of the mitral valve - Wellcome Library|
Mechanism of the ventricle is explained on a syphon basis and demonstrated on a sheep's heart. The effect of incompetence of the mitral valve is shown. 1 segment.
Keywords: Cardiology; Mitral Valve; Cardiovascular systems; Cardiology; Mitral Valve; Medical students
|Plaster bandage technique : Part 2 - Wellcome Library|
Shows in outline the preparation of padded plasters of the lower limbs. 2 segments.
Keywords: Orthopedics; Bandages; Hip; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Bandages; Hip; Nurses. Doctors
|Muscles - Wellcome Library|
This black and white, silent film shows the anatomy of muscles. We see dissected muscles and their microscopic structure fibre and fibril. Involuntary and voluntary muscular actions are shown as are muscle-nerve preparations. Fatigue, antagonism and exercise are demonstrated as effects on the muscles. 3 segments.
Keywords: Physiology; Muscles; Human physiology; Physiology; Muscles; Medical students
|Fracture of the neck of the femur treated with a Smith Petersen nail - Wellcome Library|
Shows the correct treatment for a fracture of the neck of the femur. A radiograph shows typical features, the patient is prepared and spinal anaesthesia is applied. The fracture is reduced by flexion verticle traction, internal rotation and extension. A radiograph shows the reduction and line of the femur. Various patients are shown. 3 segments.
Keywords: Femoral Fractures; Orthopedics; Medical sciences; Femoral Fractures; Orthopedics; Doctors
Downloads: 160 (1 review)
|African sleeping sickness - Wellcome Library|
Pilot film for the Wellcome Trust series on the history of research into trypanosomiasis. Traces the history of the disease from the 14th. to the 19th. century and includes much historical material which did not appear in the final versions. 3 segments.
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African -- history; Trypanosomiasis; Trypanosomiasis, African -- history; Medical
|Reduction and treatment of a fracture of the calcaneus - Wellcome Library|
Short black and white silent film showing the method of treatment for a fracture of the os calcis (heel bone) by the insertion of pins and use of screw traction and special wire. Correction of angulation and shortening is shown as is the application of plaster. X-rays before and after reduction reveal the effectiveness of the treatment. 2 segments.
Keywords: Orthopedics; Calcaneus -- injuries; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Calcaneus -- injuries; Doctors
Downloads: 87 (1 review)
|Suprapubic cystectotomy : McGowan Parker technique - Wellcome Library|
A record of an operation to treat an unspecified bladder problem in a female patient. The abdomen and bladder are incised and a catheter is inserted. 2 segments.
Keywords: Cystectomy; Urinary Bladder; Surgery; Medical sciences; Cystectomy; Urinary Bladder; Surgeons
|Reduction and treatment of a fracture of middle or proximal end of the humerus - Wellcome Library|
The film depicts the standard method of using Cramer wire to make abduction splints. 1 segment.
Keywords: Orthopedics; Humerus -- injuries; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Humerus -- injuries; Doctors
Downloads: 117 (2 reviews)
|Acute appendicitis - Wellcome Library|
Shows surgery to treat acute appendicitis including the use of the McBurney incision. Advice is given on the treatment of advanced cases and their complications. 4 segments.
Keywords: Appendix; Appendicitis; Appendectomy; Surgery; Medical sciences; Appendix; Appendicitis; Appendectomy; Surgeons
|Mould and yeast - Wellcome Library|
Common pin mould is shown by animated diagram growing and sporulating, together with plus and minus strains. The budding of yeast and its use for bread is shown. 2 segments.
Keywords: Microbiology; Fungi; Saccharomycetales; Microbiology; Microbiology; Fungi; Saccharomycetales; Medical students
|Plaster bandage technique : Part 1 - Wellcome Library|
Shows in outline the preparation of padded plasters of the lower limbs. 2 segments.
Keywords: Orthopedics; Bandages; Leg; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Bandages; Leg; Nurses. Doctors
Downloads: 202 (2 reviews)
|Circulation of blood in man - Wellcome Library|
Outline of the course of blood-flow in man and in chick. Pulmonary circulation in man systematic circulation capillary circulation lymph circulation. 3 segments.
Keywords: Physiology; Blood Circulation; Human physiology; Physiology; Blood Circulation; Medical students
|Lead palsy of the arms - Wellcome Library|
A demonstration of an advanced case. Shows wrist drop, muscular atrophy, loss of reflexes, pronation of hand when extended. Loss of power, full range of passive movement, no loss of sensitivity. Loss of response to electrical stimulation. 1 segment.
Keywords: Orthopedics; Lead Poisoning; Electric Stimulation; Lead; Dangerous materials; Medical sciences; Orthopedics; Lead Poisoning; Electric Stimulation; Medical students
|Ergot : the story of a parasitic fungus - Wellcome Library|
A comprehensive survey of the natural, medical and social history, commercial production and obstetric use of ergot and its derivative ergometrine. Includes a detailed description of the life-cycle of the fungus, live action footage of the use of ergometrine in the Department of Obstetrics, University College Hospital to expidate delivery in childbirth and Professor Chassar Moir's own account of the discovery of ergometrine in 1935...
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Obstetrics; Ergonovine -- pharmacology; Medical sciences; UK; Maternal and child health; Medicine -- History; Obstetrics; Ergonovine -- pharmacology; Medical
|Action of cilia and the effect of drugs on their activity - Wellcome Library|
Shows the action of cilia, both in situ and in artificial surroundings. 2 segments.
Keywords: Cilia; Microbiology; Animals; Respiratory System; Microbiology; Medical sciences; Respiratory systems; Cilia; Microbiology; Animals; Respiratory System; Medical students
|Living with diabetes - Wellcome Library|
The film, aimed at those who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, takes on the style of a one-to-one consultation with a diabetes consultant and dietician. It is presented by Geoffrey Lewis (diabetic consultant) and Stella Riley (dietician) to two patients: Miss Smith who has Type 1 diabetes and Mr. Anderson who has Type 2 diabetes. The two types are differentiated, and it is shown how the diabetic can live a normal life through diet alone, or through diet and the use of insulin...
Keywords: Insulin -- urine; Diabetic Diet; Insulin -- therapeutic use; Medical sciences; Insulin -- urine; Diabetic Diet; Insulin -- therapeutic use; Medical
|The Both mechanical respirator - Wellcome Library|
This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Keywords: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history; Respiration, Artificial; Medical equipment; Respiratory systems; Medical treatment; Ventilators, Mechanical -- history; Respiration, Artificial; Medicine
|Private Snafu vs Malaria Mike - Wellcome Library|
An amusing US-army sponsored instructional film (one of a series) aimed at military personnel. The film provides information about how easily malaria can be contracted without taking precautions it shows Snafu making a catalogue of errors such as not using repellent. At first the mosquito is thwarted in his endeavour to sting Snafu, then at the end the mosquito tells his son what he did in the war - Snafu's scalp is on the wall...
Keywords: Malaria; Military Hygiene -- education; Military Hygiene -- history; Medical sciences; Malaria; Military Hygiene -- education; Military Hygiene -- history; Medical